Thursday, September 8, 2011

Colorado Swimming and Diving, Triathlon and Men’s Soccer National Champions

BOULDER (9/3/11)-  The University of Colorado’s triathlon, swimming and diving and men’s club soccer team all won championships in the 2010-2011 year. The triathlon team scored a record setting amount of points by beating out the U.S. Military Academy and the Cal Berkley tri squads. The men’s soccer team bested Missouri 3-1 in dominating fashion and  the swimming and diving team scored a combined 1,270.50 points, beating out the University of Florida, who had 744.50 and defending champions Missouri, who finished third with 650 points.
Colorado’s men’s soccer team dominated their tournament. Stifling defense and elite goalkeeping play led the Buffs to a national championship. At no point did the Buffs win by less than two goals. Only one team, Penn State, scored more than one goal on them. In the championship game, the Buffs maintained control throughout against Missouri, beating them 3-1 in convincing fashion.
The University of Colorado triathlon team won their 12th national title, beating the U.S. Military Academy by 48 points.  Rudy Kahsar led the Buffs to victory by winning the men’s overall title. Despite two-minute position foul penalties assessed against three athletes on CU, the Buffs still managed to set a record-low score of 23 points. The previous point record for a men’s team was 38, set by Wyoming.
The Buffs swimming and diving team were also champions, besting the University of Florida and the University of Missouri. CU’s Steve Nester out touched Rhode Island's Joe Sagginario by 22 hundredths of a second in the 200 freestyle, winning gold with an ECC meet record of 1:43.23. Lauren Fowler also had a strong performance, finishing second in the 100 individual medley and third in the 50 yard backstroke.
The 2010-2011 season was yet another success for Colorado Collegiate Sport Clubs. For more information on club sports visit and click “Collegiate Sport Clubs” under the sports section.